The Swiss Family Robinson


or Adventures on a Desert Island

First published in 1812, about a Swiss family of immigrants whose ship en route to Port Jackson, Australia goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies. The crew of the ship is lost, but the family and a number of domestic animals survive. They make their way to shore where they build a settlement, undergoing a number of adventures before they are rescued; some of them refuse rescue and remain on the island.The book is the most successful of a large number of “castaway novels” that were written in response to the success of Robinson Crusoe. It has gone through a large number of versions and adaptations.

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A hard cover edition with green cloth cover and black lettering. There is foxing and toning throughout but the colour illustration and the text are clear and legible. There is some rubbing to the edges of the book.

No date visible but circa 1961.

Published by Dean & Son, LTD, London.

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